As a specialized academic library, the Hans-Dieter Klingemann Library pursues three primary objectives, all of them directly concerning the academic life of students and faculty members at Berlin International:
1. Supplying Specialized Information. In accordance with the study programs of Berlin International, the Klingemann Library collects and makes accessible print & digital literature organized in the following sections and sub-sections:
- Design Section:
- General Design
- Architecture & Interior Design, including Urban Studies
- Product Design & Industrial Design
- Graphic Design & Visual Communication
- Further sub-sections: Arts, Communication & Media Studies, Cultural Studies
- Business Section:
- Business & Management, including Digital Business, International Management, Organizational Psychology
- Computer Science, Data Science
- Further sub-sections: Law, Psychology, Philosophy, Social Science, Political Science, History
- Periodicals Section: journals and magazines mainly in the areas of Design, Architecture, Business, Management, Economics, Social Science, Political Science
- Architecture and Design Materials Library (managed by the Faculty of Architecture and Design)
2. Promoting Information Literacy. Through research guides (see LibGuides), guided tours and tutorials, the Klingemann Library contributes to the proficiency of students and faculty in the tasks of identifying informational needs and using techniques for efficient searching, evaluation and organization of knowledge.
3. Serving as Institutional Memory. A key aspect of the Klingemann Library's collection development policy is the acquisition of printed and digital works produced by Berlin International members (students and staff), which are collected in the BI Institutional Bibliography. This includes theses and book publications, journal articles and book chapters, research and working papers.
The Klingemann Library's holdings are searchable in our OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and in the union catalogs KOBV, KVK, ZDB.